TJCA to dedicate WWII memorial in new location

Published 1:50 pm Thursday, November 11, 2010

The campus of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) in Rutherford County has a World War II memorial dedicated to 17 area soldiers who gave their lives for their country (see list below) and who were students of the former Tri-Community High School, now home to the middle school students at TJCA.

The TJCA middle school student council has been working on a project to rededicate the memorial in a more prominent location and to replant 17 new burgundy and gold maple trees around the new site. This project will be submitted for a DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) competition this fall.

A special rededication ceremony will be held on Nov. 10 at 1 the new memorial site between the high school and middle school buildings. All veterans of any wars are encouraged to attend.The 17 Soldiers

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1. Private First Class Herman Cicero Adkins

2. Private Jack Allen

3. Sergeant William Alexander Bailey

4. Private Charles Eugene Ballard

5. Staff Sergeant James Thomas Green

6. Sergeant James Wilbur Harrill

7. Private Vernon Joseph Lowery

8. Daniel Dewitt Mason,&bsp; Pharmacist Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy

9. Private Frank Browning Morehead

10. Technical Sergeant Five Joseph Madison Price

11. Lieutenant Roy Robertson

12. Private First Class Carl Jacob Schwartz

13. Staff Sergeant Baxter Wiseman Tate

14. R.O. Tessnear, infantry brigade

15. Private First Class Robert “Bob” Ward

16. Private First Class Ralph Walden Waycaster

17. Boatswains’ Mate Second Class Darrel Justice Wilson